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The wait for orthopaedic surgery could rise to seven years in Scotland

The wait for orthopaedic surgery could rise to seven years in Scotland  

According to the University of Aberdeen, wait times for orthopaedic surgery in Scotland could rise to seven years if the current backlog is not...
Male Y chromosome loss may be linked to severe COVID-19

Male Y chromosome loss may be linked to severe COVID-19

Researchers from Uppsala University believe the loss of the Y chromosome may put men at an increased risk of severe cases of COVID-19. Loss of...
Understanding the link between IBD and periodontal disease

Understanding the link between IBD and periodontal disease

A new study has shown that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often coexists alongside periodontal disease. IBD is frequently identified in periodontal disease patients. Evidence for...
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Drinking coffee frequently may reduce type 2 diabetes risk after pregnancy

A new study pioneered by researchers in Singapore suggests that regularly drinking coffee potentially lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for women...
WHO release new brief on epilepsy treatment and care

WHO release new brief on epilepsy treatment and care

The World Health Organization (WHO) have published a new technical brief on improving epilepsy treatment and care. The brief outlines the actions required to deliver an...
First-wave COVID patients were more likely to have depressive symptoms

First-wave COVID patients were more likely to have depressive symptoms

People who had COVID-19 in early 2020 were 1.67 times more likely to display depressive symptoms than those who were infected later on, according...
Klebsiella infections are more prevalent in hospitals than in nature

Klebsiella infections are more prevalent in hospitals than in nature

According to the University of Oslo, people are more likely to contract Klebsiella in hospitals than from farm animals or water.   Some variants of Klebsiella...
Lying prone is best for hospital patients with breathing difficulties

Lying prone is best for hospital patients with breathing difficulties

Patients admitted hospitalised with severe breathing difficulties due to COVID-19 are less likely to need breathing apparatus if they lie face down in a...
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent inflammatory bowel disease

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent inflammatory bowel disease 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent up to 60% of inflammatory bowel disease cases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.   Lifestyle changes in people...
Researchers find a link between oral bacteria and brain abscesses

Researchers find a link between oral bacteria and brain abscesses

New research has shown that bacteria known to cause oral infections can lead to life-threatening brain abscesses.  A study from researchers at the University of...
Common workplace fumes may increase rheumatoid arthritis risk 

Common workplace fumes may increase rheumatoid arthritis risk 

Research suggests that breathing common workplace dust and fumes may heighten rheumatoid arthritis risk.  Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition causing pain, swelling and stiffness...
Is gravity the cause of irritable bowel syndrome?

Is gravity the cause of irritable bowel syndrome?  

According to a new theory, irritable bowel syndrome, the most common gastrointestinal disorder, may be caused by gravity.   Researchers believe the body’s inability to manage...
Hypermobile joints linked to depression and anxiety in adolescence

Hypermobile joints linked to depression and anxiety in adolescence

Researchers have found a link between hypermobile joints and the emergence of depression and anxiety in adolescence.   A study by researchers from Brighton and Sussex...
Traffic pollution exposure linked to multiple long-term health conditions

Traffic pollution exposure linked to multiple long-term health conditions

A new study has found that exposure to traffic pollution is associated with an increased risk of having multiple long-term physical and mental health...
Using smart contact lens can be used to detect eye infections

Smart contact lens technology can be used to detect eye infections

‘Smart contact lens’ technology can help prevent deaths caused by fungal eye infections in developing countries. Methods of detecting dangerous bacteria and fungus in the...
Smoking tobacco increases the risk of 56 diseases in Chinese adults 

Smoking tobacco increases the risk of 56 diseases in Chinese adults 

A new study has found that smoking tobacco increases the risk of 56 diseases and kills over one million adults in China each year.   In...
Microglial activation can slow Alzheimer’s progression

Microglial activation can slow Alzheimer’s progression

Microglia immune cells in the brain can slow down Alzheimer’s progression, according to research from Lund University.   Microglia cells can be found in the central...
NHS fast-tracks life-extending prostate cancer treatment 

NHS fast-tracks life-extending prostate cancer treatment 

A life-extending prostate cancer treatment will be available on the NHS, benefitting around 9,000 men.   The NHS in England will become the first healthcare system...
Understanding the impacts of Zika virus on microcephaly

Understanding the impacts of Zika virus on microcephaly

Approximately one-third of babies born to mothers infected with Zika virus during pregnancy are born with abnormalities such as microcephaly, according to new research. Children...
Discovering the oral bacteria that could be behind common diseases

Discovering the oral bacteria that could be behind common diseases

Researchers have identified oral bacteria that could play a key role in causing other common diseases, such as cancer. A team from the Karolinska Institutet...

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